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The Murad Medical Spa was chosen as the site of SELF magazine’s Be Good to YourSELF Day. Attendees received a complimentary spa treatment of choice, a product of choice, and a gift bag containing Murad topical and internal skin care products.
In other news, London Times magazine featured the research of CEO and founder Howard Murad, MD, in a four-page spread on how to combat cellulite. 800-336-8723, email@example.com
The California Senate has introduced Senate Bill 1423, which will restrict registered nurses, physician assistants and physicians who have esthetic practices from using laser and IPL systems. In addition, Massachusetts, Georgia and North Carolina are considering similar bills.
According to “Cosmeceuticals in the U.S.,” a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, American spa-goers have turned their attention from injectables to cosmeceutical treatments. Sales of products such as anti-wrinkle creams and home facial peel kits jumped 7% last year to more than $13.3 billion. Projections estimate that the cosmeceuticals market will surpass $17 billion in 2010, growing a total of 29.4% between 2005 and 2010.
Florida's House Bill 699 and Senate Bill 1216 raise questions regarding the use and governance of "aesthetic skin care services" and that suggest that physician supervision only can be a board-certified or board-eligible dermatologist (BC/BE) or plastic surgeon.
The use of similar terminology by this proposed bill is causing confusion, and implies that advanced practice nurses and physicians assistants be able to provide "aesthetic skin care services" services to the public.
The other matter of concern is the restriction of providing supervision of facilities by only a BC/BE dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The impact on facilities seems clear--no longer will a non-derm/non-plastic surgeon be able to act as a "medical director" or provide "supervision" for health care licensees. The implications if this bill is passed will greatly affect how facilities under "medical jurisdiction" or "medical spas" may operate.
The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) has asked that the Florida Board of Cosmetology look into this use of similar terminology of skin care services. For concerned members that operate or will operate faciilites in the state of Florida that require medical supervision provided by someone other than a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, then you should follow-up on that portion of the bill's language.
Below is information on how to contact the Florida State Board of Cosmetology to make your voice heard.
Florida Board of Cosmetology
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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Murad Medical Spa recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of serving the health and beauty industry. CEO and founder Howard Murad, MD, commemorated the event by hosting an anniversary gala to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. 800-336-8723, firstname.lastname@example.org